Hope everyone had a lovely Labor Day weekend. It was so nice of the sun to stop by this weekend — it sometimes forgets we poor San Franciscans exist in the summer.
As promised by the subject line: query stats! A special Labor Day edition of query stats. Get excited.
Let’s quickly get our mandatory Tuesday The Hills breakdown out of the way: I think I could watch Justin Bobby talk to Audrina for… I don’t know, a really long time. Hours. It’s transfixing, sort of like how I imagine it would have been watching Picasso paint, only if Picasso looked like a pirate and drove an El Camino. Meanwhile, Audrina likens her relationship with Justin Bobby to a “roller-coaster ride.” Yes. Quite. Sort of like a roller coaster that only goes downhill, repeatedly ditches its passengers mid-air, and bursts into flames at the end. Oh, and the roller coaster doesn’t want to be called a “roller coaster” because it’s not into labels.
Ok. Whew. On to the query stats. These are from the three day weekend, during which I received 47 queries.
Young Adult: 8
Literary fiction: 3
Science fiction: 3
Middle grade: 3
Religion/New Age: 2
Women’s Fiction: 2
Historical fiction: 1
Male Ennui: 1
No freaking idea: 3
Of these, I requested…. one partial. From a regular blog reader and commenter.
How many of the 47 were personalized? Only nine. Nine!! Out of 47!! Meanwhile, 4 were addressed to “sir” or “To Whom it May Concern,” and 2 more were obviously mass-mailed (and several more than that were semi-obviously mass-mailed but with a better macro).
Some more fun stats:
Queries beginning with rhetorical questions: 2
Queries for trilogies (or longer): 5
And there you have it.